Color Block Midi

Hi Love! Happy Monday!
I hope you had a great weekend. 
Starting off the week in this color block midi dress. If you know me, you know I like simple things. Love the simplicity of this dress, with the color tones and the side slit. The muted colors makes paring it with a bright and vibrant color as red a good combination.

Oh, by the way, welcome to Christiana's Corner. If you haven't noticed, I made a few changes around here, the name being the biggest one. 
Thanks to my lovely readers for sticking around this long and I hope you do for this next phase of this blog.

Dress: Asos (Only $20)
Shoes: VS (old, similar here, here & here)
Bag: F21 (old, similar here,  love this on sale )

Blush Pink & White

Hi Loves!
Long time no outfit post. Let's just say life has been busy.  Slowly getting back in the grind of things and trying to keep at it. 
Today's look features a cold shoulder top and blush pink pants. In person, I thought this outfit looked off, but looking at it in pictures, it looks just right. 
I bought this pant during the Zara sale and at the time, which hasn't even been a month, I was still buying a size up my regular size and comfortably filling it out nicely. However, now I feel like I lost a few extra pounds overnight, making my sized up clothing look and feel really big, hence why I thought the look was off. I guess back to shopping in my regular size, Yipee!

Top: Asos
Pants: Zara (similar here)
Shoes: Asos (sold out, try this here, here & here)

Emmanuel :: Six Months Letter

 Happy Half Birthday!!!

I cannot believe how fast time is passing and how fast you’re growing.  Felt like we just brought you home yesterday and now we are at the half way point to the big One.

Month 6 came with some delightful developmental growth but it also brought about some not so fun sick days, thanks to starting daycare. Might I just add that you are a trooper! You received 4 shots at your 6 months well visit and while you did cry, it only lasted for a few seconds. Not so surprised as your sister was the same way.
So, in month 6…

You are growing tall and there’s data to support that. You are at 81 percentile for height and your clothes are evidence too.

You are showing signs of independence. You can sit and play by yourself a period of time without any fuss.
Starting daycare may be attributed to some of you 6 months growth.

You are starting to hold your bottle and feed yourself.

You are fully sitting up and not falling over anymore.

You love laying on your belly and rolling over, making turns on your belly while remaining in one spot to face whichever direction you want. It’s quite interesting to watch. It’s almost like you pin yourself down on your belly and just rotate 360 degrees. Mommy might have made you do some extra turns.

The not so fun part, you got your first ear infection. If you’re anything like your sister, I guess I should keep my hands crossed as this may just be the beginning. Good thing is I know things I didn’t know with your sister, so hopefully it won’t escalate to that.

You were pretty much not feeling great for the second half of this month. From fevers from the shots, to the ear infection and more fever and another ear infection and even more fever. It was like never ending fever days and doctor’s visit.

Amidst all that, you developed a new habit or singing/talking in the middle of the night. You usually partly wake up, eat and go right back to sleep, but recently you started staying up longer, smiling and singing for a few minutes till you talk yourself back to sleep. This is cute but not great for mommy as I need my beauty sleep.

You went also went to the beach for the first time and I think you enjoyed it. Of course eating the sand was a top priority for you. You got splashed with water and you did not enjoy that at all.

Month 6 allowed us to see a different side of you as this is the first time you’ll fall sick but you remained brave and gentle through it all. With all that came lots of extra cuddle time with mommy and you may have gotten used to that and attached to mommy now, always looking and reaching for mommy.
I pray God’s protection upon you, in all your ways and all that you do.

Love, mom.

Emmanuel :: Five Months Letter

Well, let's not even reminisce about how late this 5 months update and the ones to come are. It is finally happening and that is all that matters.

So, let’s play catch up.

My sweet baby boy. I remember when I was pregnant with you and given we did not know whether we were having a boy or a girl, I did secretly wish for another girl but I am so glad God gave me you; as the most perfect baby boy.  I seriously cannot imagine our lives without you. I do not know all that being a boy mom entails but so far, you have made it a breeze and an enjoyable learning experience.

So, in month 5, this is what were up to...
You started eating solids. First meal was baby oatmeal cereal and then came apples, which you love by the way.
You want to stand at all times.  Getting you to sit is usually a struggle.
You are definitely an observer. You take in your surroundings before making any moves.
You’re very playful. You even instigate the screaming between you and your sister sometimes. As soon as you see her, you start making gestures and such.
You want to be held most of the time - thanks to grandma.
Not seeing anyone around you or hearing voices freaks you out. It’s like you want to be included in everything, never missing a moment.
You started picking up stuff like your pacifier (and all other stuff that shouldn’t go in your mouth) and you put it in mouth. 
You are staring to sit up unsupported for a period of time before falling over.
Oh, you found your foot and just like everything else, it goes in your mouth. 
You started rolling over. Something I thought you weren’t interested in, since you pretty much stay put when laid down, until now.

You seems to prefer finger food and chewing to being spoon feed and swallowing. Maybe you just want to get your hands in everything or maybe it’s you using it to soothe your teething. 
You got dedicated in church on Mother’s day.
And my least favorite of all, you started daycare, just a few days shy of turning 6 months.
Well, looks like you had a pretty busy 5 months and everyone is just trying to keep up with you. 

We love to watch you grow but don’t grow too fast.
Love mom.